just want to tell you guys, that having a sibling (in my case an older brother) is the best thing ever !
A sibling relationship will most likely be the longest relationship in your life- but not the easiest for sure 😉
There is a lot of research on the topic, also a couple of theories- i will try to get the essentials of them soon, but now I wanted just to express my feelings spontaneous and not considered. The research is not really applicable anyway, because it’s in general just population correlations with no meaning for the individual. Like that one who says, that second-born children have a slightly lower IQ than first-born children- absolute nonsense 😀
Having an older brother is sometimes not so good- he always gets what you want, you are always in competition for everything (parents attention, peers attention, love, social status, etc.), you don’t really have your private space (may be if you have your own rooms, but that is not always so), i could go on and on… Summarized- they are some hard times in siblings relationships.
I would say that when you are a child, your sibling relationship is mostly fight, fight, punch, fight, be mean to each other, try to differ from each other, more fight and a little bit of really nice moments. But once you’re more mature your sibling relationship becomes a real connection to someone, that is funnily enough based on your fighting in the past 🙂
The best about it is that you always have someone to play and to fight with ;). You can punch him, trick him, be mean, be aggressive, be an evil crazy little bug and it will be ok. You will still love each other. Not because you must or should, but because you do.
Fighting is very important- so you can find your frontiers, build up aggression, make mistakes and learn from them, you can hurt and get hurt. You can also help someone, be supportive, be good and empathic. Learn a lot of stuff about social interaction very soon.
And the essential is, that you can always count on him and he on you.
You just have a friend for life, no matter what. And even a special one- you’ve become what you are together, may be not always being close, but somehow he was always there 😉